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When Freeman became of age he took charge of the family farm on Plymouth Road seven miles from Ann Arbor and resided there until at least 1881.He served as township clerk from 1845 to 1848.He was elected in 1873 to represent Superior Township in the County Board of Supervisors and was still in that position in 1881.He was a member and superintendent of the Dixboro Methodist Church.He was slightly over six feet in height, slight of build, and quiet & gentle in speech and manner.
He had three children by his first wife, eight by his second.He and his second wife were reported in 1891 to both be members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and their oldest son, William, was an Episcopal minister, "a graduate of Ann Arbor and a young man of promise".
Michigan marriage records give his middle name as Philo while the "Galpin Family in America" indicates that his middle name was Pinckney.
1850 census, Superior township, Washtenaw county:Freeman P. Galpin (35(sic), Farmer, b. NY) with his wife Almira D. (21, b. MI) and sons Philo W. (3, b. MI) and Maurice L. (1, b. MI).
1860 census, Superior township, Washtenaw county:Freeman P. Galpin (34. Farmer, b. NY) with wife Mary (24, b. MI) and children Philo (13), Morris (11), Franklin (7), Ida May (4), and William (1);the children all born in Michigan.His household also included a Harriet Galpin (age 24, born in NY) and a Sarah Galpin (age 13, born in MI).